Optics Company Team

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Our people are what make us shine

Meet the people behind your optical products

travis green

Travis Green

President

President of PFG Precision Optics, Inc. since 2002, Travis joined his brother as the third generation in the precision optics industry. In 2011, through its acquisition, he also became president of Alpine Research Optics, which significantly expanded the commercial component of the business and added an emphasis on laser optics. Prior to his career in optics, Travis was active in the financial services industry, including positions as a Managing Director, Investment Banking with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., president of a middle market investment banking firm he founded in Atlanta, and Deputy Manager in the International Banking Department with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in New York.

Travis received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, and a Master’s in International Business from the University of South Carolina.

Travis is a past board member of the Mississippi Manufacturers’ Association, past member of the Gulf Coast Business Council, and past president and director of the Rotary Club of Ocean Springs.

Courtney Green

Courtney Green

Vice president

Courtney was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS. After graduating college, Courtney joined the family business in 1981. When Alpine Research Optics was acquired in 2011, he became Vice President of that optical company as well. Over the years, he mastered every aspect of precision optics manufacturing and can command every department – from fabrication to optical coatings.

Trevor green

Production manager

Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Trevor joined PFG Precision Optics in 2018 as the fourth generation in the precision optics industry. Trevor manages production, where he gets to work with PFG’s greatest asset: its people. Before starting at PFG, Trevor worked as an Integrated Circuit Design Engineer at IBM Systems group in Austin, Texas.

Hobbies: biking, fishing, but mostly spending time with family

Yvette Barr

Human Resources Manager

Master of Art in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin

Yvette was raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and was happy to return after her undergraduate degree at Southern Miss and Master’s in Austin. She has been actively involved in the business community for many years, having completed various leadership training programs, been a part of coastwide nonprofit efforts, and worked with economic and workforce development initiatives. She looks forward to showing you why PFG Precision Optics is a great place to work and for you to meet our great team! “Our people are what make us shine.”

Hobbies: reading, writing, drawing, spending time with her friends and family, volunteering, researching

Bill thames

Senior manufacturing engineer

BS: Physics, with Minor in Mathematics University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Bill is the Senior Manufacturing Engineer at PFG. He grew up in South Texas and Central Mississippi, but resides now in Ocean Springs with his wife. His interest in physics, astronomy and optics brought him to PFG some 40+ years ago. Working around people and new innovations in the optics industry is a realization that you have never seen it all and every day brings a challenge for continual improvement.

Hobbies: Family outings with the grandchildren, astronomy, bass fishing and just walking through the woods for fresh air

Kyle fortenberry

Optical thin film coating engineer

Master of Science in Physics Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Kyle was born and raised in Gautier, MS, and received a BS in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi. He currently resides in Ocean Springs with his wife and three children.

Hobbies: shooting, woodworking, boating, scuba diving, camping, spending time with his wife and kids

Amber Contant

Optical Sales & Marketing

Master of Business Administration University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL

Amber is originally from Navarre, FL and moved to Mississippi in 2015 after college. Her father is a retired Lt.Col. USAF pilot and her mother was a makeup artist. Her background is comprised of medical device sales – orthopedic and neurosurgery – and hospitality management. She joined PFG in pre-pandemic 2020 and is excited to see what this new future holds.

Hobbies: video games, board games, movies/tv, cooking, and spending time on the water

Stephanie Park

Optical Sales & procurement

BS: Business Administration University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg, MS

Stephanie is originally from Chicago, Illinois but has lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for over 20 years. She lives in Ocean Springs with her husband, son and dog, Frank. She has been working in the Sales Department at PFG Precision Optics since 2016. Stephanie enjoys building solid relationships, and the challenges and daily learning she gets from being in sales.

Hobbies: Cooking, running, crafting, reading, volunteering, traveling, spending time with family

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